I'm Spending My Summer in Europe—I Packed These 30 Fashion and Beauty Essentials First

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Every summer, I try my hardest to shut off the world (and my inbox!) by visiting my parents in Madrid, Spain. The city grows quiet at the peak of the summer, which usually means I can get some much-needed rest as I unwind from the hustle and bustle of New York City for a week or two. This summer, though, I'm taking it to a whole new level and staying with my parents for the entire summer, from May until July. While spending more than a few days with your parents well into your adulthood can sound like a scary prospect, I'm taking the opportunity for what it is: a great chance to reconnect with my loved ones and travel Europe now that most major cities are a short two-hour plane ride away.

My agenda? Stops in London, Rome, Mallorca, and Paris. This means that my carry-on is going to be perpetually full of the fashion and beauty items I can't live without. Although I'm tempted to shop to the point of needing to buy a second luggage, I've chosen to pack 30 workhorse items that'll last all summer, from my favorite beach-approved flip-flops to the holy-grail Korean skincare product that keeps my face looking incredible while spending dozens of hours in the air.

Below, shop all of my favorite Euro summer–approved fashion and beauty items. Trust me—you don't want to miss these. Bon voyage!

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Ana Escalante is an award-winning journalist and Gen Z editor whose work ranges from dissecting size inclusivity at fashion week to discussing how American Girl Doll meme accounts are the the answer to society's collective spiral. She's covered it all: Queen Elizabeth II's corgis, Roe v. Wade frontline protests, and the emergence of jorts (or jean shorts for the uninitated). At Who What Wear, Ana is responsible for delivering smart, insightful, personality-driven shopping guides and trend features for a digital-first generation.Before joining Who What Wear, Ana was Glamour magazine's editorial assistant, where she focused on daily news and special packages, including leading the brand's 2022 Met Gala coverage. For more than half a decade, she has covered style, beauty, and digital culture for publications such as Paper magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Japan, and Allure, among others. Ana has been called a rising star in media by publications such as Nylon and Teen Vogue. (Her mother, meanwhile, calls her "the coolest person" she knows.)